GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Scott Wells #63 of the Green Bay Packers lines up against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers beat the Rams 24-3. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Scott Wells Injury: St. Louis Rams Will Lose Center For At Least 6 Weeks

The St. Louis Rams could lose Scott Wells, their free agent center, to the injured reserve for more than a month after he fractured his foot in their 27-23 loss to the Detroit Lions.

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St. Louis Rams' Offensive Line Reeling After Scott Wells Injury

The St. Louis Rams dealt with not one but two major offensive line breaches during Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, and at first it seemed like the Scott Wells injury—their free-agent center injured his foot early, and wasn't expected to return—wouldn't be nearly as serious as the other. Now Rodger Saffold, after a very scary neck injury, could be back this season, and Wells, the Rams' big o-line pickup, has been placed on the IR. Predictably, he's not happy about it:

That leaves the Rams with even less depth than they had in Week 1, when their offensive line was perhaps their weakest link. Turf Show Times suggests the immediate future will involve Robert Turner at center; he was Wells's preseason replacement while he was dealing with another injury that kept him off the line.

The good news is that Wells could still return this season, given the new injured reserve rules. But for now, it looks like all the Rams' moves to boost their offensive line will count for nothing for at least part of this pivotal season.


Scott Wells Injury Update: Rams Center Injures Foot, Return Questionable

St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells sustained a foot injury on Sunday against the Lions and the team is calling his return questionable. Robert Turner moved over from guard to replace Wells at center, and rookie Rokevious Watkins came on to replace Turner.

Wells was the big offseason acquisition for the Rams, signing a four-year, $24 million deal. He was expected to anchor the center of the offensive line but he was injured throughout the Rams' offseason program and training camp. The foot injury now appears to be a separate issue. His absence will add increased pressure on the Rams offensive front, which is dealing with the Lions touted interior led by Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

The defense has kept the Rams in the game so far with three huge first-half interceptions but the Lions evened things up in a relatively uneventful third quarter. A Scott Hanson field goal knotted things at 13-13.

For more updates on Sunday's Rams vs. Lions game, and up-to-the-minute score, fantasy, and injury updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis's Rams-Lions storystream.

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